Former US president Barack Obama endorses Justin Trudeau ahead of election
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau received a major endorsement just days ahead of the upcoming federal election, from none other than former US president Barack Obama.
On Thursday, Obama shared some kind words about Trudeau on Twitter.
In the tweet, he referred to Trudeau as a friend and reflected on the work they did together.
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Obama called Trudeau an effective leader and a strong voice for democratic values.
Wishing my friend @JustinTrudeau the best in Canada’s upcoming election. Justin has been an effective leader and strong voice for democratic values, and I’m proud of the work we did together.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 16, 2021
In just over an hour, the tweet was liked over 30,000 times.
The two leaders shared many public exchanges, with the two leaders seeming to have a fond respect for one another.
Happy 60th birthday, @BarackObama. Cheers to you, and to many more trips around the sun. pic.twitter.com/Kv1ZjEH96i
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 4, 2021
Trudeau thanked Obama for the endorsement, adding that they would keep fighting for progress.
Thanks for your support, @BarackObama. Progress is on the ballot — and we’re going to keep fighting for it. https://t.co/ObjzZBezDh
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 16, 2021
Canada votes in the upcoming election on Monday, September 20.